Bourbon and Thyme Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Baker Bettie Cookies, Frozen, Sweets 2 Comments

Bourbon and thyme oatmeal raisin cookies are packed with brown butter, old fashioned rolled oats, and raisins soaked in bourbon. These cookies take the classic to a whole new level. Smash some good quality vanilla bean ice cream between two of them for a truly gourmet treat.  This recipe was originally published in the July 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.  In January of 2010 I was all moved out of my college apartment and on the road, making the long drive from Lawrence, KS to Austin, TX. I had taken an internship at the state hospital in Austin in order …

Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving 2 Comments

This is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. Creamy herbed mashed potatoes come together so quickly and are full of flavor! For Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, make these ahead of time and reheat with a little more cream and butter! I know, I know. I’m giving you a recipe for mashed potatoes? That seems kind of silly right? Well, I get a lot of comments and emails all the time from people asking me for my favorite recipe for this or that and it is almost always requests for the basics. My favorite pie crust recipe, or my favorite …

Cranberry Brie Tart

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Christmas, Fall, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving 1 Comment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want something a little more fancy to go along with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. Something to munch on while the rest of the meal is being finished and guests are still arriving. I plan for something festive and beautiful to set the tone of the day. I have made a brie en croute with a cranberry filling the last few years, but this year I wanted to try something just a little different- a take on brie en croute with a more fun and cheerful feel to it. What I love so …